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Chapter 214
ﺎﻬﻟﺎﻴﻟ ﻰﺟرأ نﺎﻴﺑو رﺪﻘﻟا ﺔﻠﻴﻟ مﺎﻴﻗ ﻞﻀﻓ بﺎﺑ
The Superiority of Lailat-ul-Qadr (the Night of Decree)
Allah, the Exalted, says:
Verily, We have sent it (this Qur'an) down in the Night of Al-Qadr (Decree). And what will make you know
what the Night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is? The Night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e.,
worshipping Allah in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e., 83 years and 4
months). Therein descend the angels and the Ruh [Jibril (Gabriel)] by Allah's Permission with all Decrees.
(All that night), there is peace (and goodness from Allah to His believing slaves) until the appearance of
'' (97:1-5)
We sent it (this Qur'an) down on a blessed night [(i.e., the Night of Al-Qadr, Surah No:97) in the month of
Ramadan, the 9th month of the Islamic calendar]. Verily, We are ever warning [mankind that Our Torment
will reach those who disbelieve in Our Oneness of Lordship and in Our Oneness of worship]. Therein (that
night) is decreed every matter of ordainments (i.e., the matters of deaths, births, provisions, and calamities
for the whole (coming) year as decreed by Allah). As a Command (or this Qur'an or the Decree of every
matter) from Us. Verily, We are ever sending (the Messengers). (As) a Mercy from your Rubb, Verily! He is
the All-Hearer, the All-Knower
.'' (44:3-6)
لﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱢﻲِﺒﱠﻨﻟا ﻦﻋ ، ُﻪْﻨَﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲِﺿَر َةﺮﻳﺮُه ﻲﺑَأ ْﻦَﻋَو
ًﺎﻧﺎﻤﻳِإ ِرْﺪَﻘﻟا َﺔَﻠْﻴَﻟ مﺎﻗ ْﻦَﻣ
ْﻧذ ْﻦِﻣ مﱠﺪﻘﺗ ﺎﻣ ُﻪَﻟ ﺮِﻔُﻏ ، ًﺎﺑﺎَﺴِﺘْﺣاو
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "
Whosoever performs
Qiyam during Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Decree), with Faith and being hopeful of Allah's reward, will have his former
sins forgiven
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Qiyam here means what keeps one awake to one's capacity and for worship and makes one perform
Nawafil, impels one to beg pardon for sins from Allah, urges one to praise Him. Specially, if a person performs
`Isha prayer and Fajr prayer in congregation, he will hopefully attain all those distinctions which are mentioned in
this Hadith.
َﻘﻟا َﺔَﻠْﻴﻟ اوُرُأ ، ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱢﻲِﺒﱠﻨﻟا ِبﺎَﺤْﺻَأ ْﻦِﻣ ًﻻﺎَﺟِر ﱠنَأ ﺎﻤﻬﻨَﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲِﺿر ﺮﻤُﻋ ِﻦﺑا ﻦﻋو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳر لﺎﻘَﻓ ، ِﺮِﺧاوَﻷا ِﻊْﺒﱠﺴﻟا ﻲﻓ ِمﺎَﻨﻤﻟا ﻲﻓ
َﺄَﻃاﻮَﺗ ْﺪَﻗ ْﻢُآﺎَﻳؤُر ىرَأ
ِﻊْﺒﱠﺴﻟا ﻲﻓ ْت
ِﺮِﺧاوَﻷا ِﻊْﺒﺴﻟا ﻲﻓ ﺂَهﱠﺮﺤَﺘَﻴْﻠَﻓ ، ﺎَﻬﻳﱢﺮَﺤﺘُﻣ َنﺎَآ ْﻦَﻤَﻓ ، ِﺮِﺧاَوَﻷا
ِﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔُﺘﻣ
Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Some of the Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) saw
Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Decree) in their dreams in the last seven nights of Ramadan, whereupon the Messenger of
Allah (PBUH) said, "
I see that your dreams all agree upon the last seven nights. Whosoever seeks it, let him seek it
in the last seven nights
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
'' linguistically means to step or walk on, that is, to place foot over the place where one's
fellow kept his foot. Here, it is used in the sense of correspondence. In other words, "
I see that your dreams all agree
upon the last seven nights'' stands to mean
you had similar dreams
''. This was done by showing all of them the
(spectacle) of Lailat-ul-Qadr. On the strength of these dreams, the Prophet (PBUH) said that Lailat-ul-Qadr should
be sought in the last seven nights of Ramadan. The wisdom of keeping it secret is to keep people awake to engage in
worship for a larger number of nights in this auspicious month.
ْﺖَﻟﺎَﻗ ، ﺎَﻬْﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﻲِﺿَر َﺔَﺸِﺋﺎﻋ ْﻦﻋو
ِﺮـْﺸَﻌﻟا ﻲﻓ ُزِوﺎﺠُﻳ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳر َنﺎآ
لﻮُﻘَﻳو ، َنﺎَﻀﻣر ْﻦِﻣ ِﺮِﺧاَوَﻷا
َنﺎﻀَﻣَر ْﻦِﻣ ِﺮِﺧاَوَﻷا ِﺮْﺸﻌﻟا ﻲﻓ ِرْﺪَﻘﻟا َﺔَﻠْﻴَﻟ اْوﱠﺮَﺤﺗ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
`Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) used to seclude himself
(in the mosque) during the last ten nights of Ramadan. He would say, "
Search for Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Decree)
in the last ten nights of Ramadan
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].